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Introduction

Each year, Montclair Public Schools’ students are identified for acceleration under the district’s SAIL model. This model is for students who demonstrate advanced academic skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication in the language arts and mathematics subject matter areas. The students may show skills in developing innovative products that reflect individuality and creativity at an advanced leveled when compared to his/her/their peers. The goal of the model is to offer differentiated instructional opportunities for maximum growth every school year. All teachers work closely with students, parents, and administrators to ensure challenging opportunities to maximize student achievement.

The school district provides educational programs for the gifted and talented that include a broad spectrum of learning experiences which increase knowledge and develop skills necessary for the students to function successfully in society, while encouraging students to excel in areas of special competence and interest.

Programs are developed recognizing multiple intelligences and varied learning styles that stimulate students to participate constructively in and contribute to, the activities of their school, community, and society.

Updated: 7/14/2018